Jim Miller climbs all-time winning list with first knockout since UFC 200

Jim Miller continued his rise to the UFC all-time winning list on Saturday with a brutal knockout of Erick Gonzalez at UFC Fight Night 196.

Gonzalez (14-6 MMA, 0-1 UFC) entered his first appearance in the Octagon with the greatest experience disadvantage in history. Miller (33-16 MMA, 22-15 UFC) was in his 38th all-time fight with promotion, and that turned out to be a difference in a second-round knockout victory.

Lightweight bout was part of the main card for UFC Fight Night 195 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas. It aired on ESPN +.

Gonzalez came out strong from the door in the first round, taking the lead and injuring Miller with a few good punches. Miller however showed his veteran sense, tying up his opponent and slowing the action down for the first few minutes of fight.

Miller went wild early in the second round, however. In the first exchange, he connected with a hellish left hand that instantly slumped Gonzalez onto the canvas. The fight was stopped at 0:14 of the round, giving Miller his first knockout since UFC 200 in July 2016.

The victory marked Miller’s 22nd triumphant performance in the Octagon. That places him tied for the second most wins in UFC history behind Donald Cerrone (24).

“Old dog, new stuff,” Miller said in his post-fight interview with Michael Bisping. “I have the KO.”

The latest UFC Fight Night 195 results include:

  • Jim Miller def. Erick Gonzalez by KO (punches) – Round 2, 0:14

  • Manon Fiorot defeated Mayra Bueno Silva by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)

  • Nate Landwehr def. Ludovit Klein via submission (anaconda choke) – Round 3, 2:22

  • Bruno Silva beat. Andrew Sanchez by KO (punches) – Round 3, 2:35

  • Danny Roberts beat. Ramazan Emeev by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)

  • Luana Carolina beat. Loopy Godinez via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

  • Danaa Batgerel beat. Brandon Davis via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 2:01

  • Ariane Carnelossi beat. Istela Nunes via Submission (Naked Rear Choke) – Round 3, 2:57

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